US Senate affirms Heather Wilson as Donald Trump’s Air Force secretary
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The US Senate effortlessly affirmed Heather Wilson, a previous Republican individual from the House of Representatives, on Monday to be President Donald Trump’s secretary of the Air Force.
The vote was 76-22 for Wilson turning into the top non military personnel managing the Air Force. The 22 “no” votes all originated from Democrats.
At her affirmation hearing in March, Wilson commended the stealth capacity of Lockheed Martin Corp’s F-35 contender stream, in comments proposing the Pentagon’s most costly weapons framework would have a vital backer.
An alum of the US Air Force Academy and previous Rhodes researcher, Wilson, 56, has been leader of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology since 2013. She was a House part from New Mexico from 1998 to 2009 and had served on the National Security Council under President George HW Bush.